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Phuong D. Nguyen, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

 
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Clinical Offices:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
1st Floor - Wood Building
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Phone: 215-590-2208​
Clinical Fax: 215-590-2496

Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market St., 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Phone: 215-590-2209
Clinical Fax: 215-590-2496

Nguyenp4@email.chop.edu mail
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Link to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and serves as the Director of Adult Craniofacial Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  Dr. Nguyen completed his graduate studies at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, followed by full general surgery training at the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York City where he was elected as the academic chief resident.  Following this, he completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center working with famed craniofacial surgeon Dr. Henry Kawamoto, and subsequently trained at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in pediatric craniofacial surgery.  He is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery.

Dr. Nguyen primarily is interested in all aspects of pediatric plastic surgery and adult craniofacial reconstruction, with a practice focusing on facial palsy, facial trauma, vascular anomalies, microtia and ear anomalies, and primary and secondary craniofacial reconstruction.  He has traveled internationally to learn additional innovative techniques from facial palsy expert Dr. Daniel Labbe and ear reconstruction expert Dr. Francoise Firmin.  In addition, Dr. Nguyen has introduced a procedure to restore corneal sensation to children at CHOP, working in tandem with oculoplastic surgery. He is also highly engaged in both clinical and basic science research, having completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, with interest in tissue engineering, stem cell regeneration, and improving clinical outcomes in facial palsy, facial trauma, and vascular anomalies.   He presents regularly at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Nguyen is also highly active in international mission work, focusing on cleft lips, palates, and pediatric reconstruction.  He frequently volunteers with Operation Smile as well as other humanitarian organizations and recently served as the Operation Smile International Scholar.  He has volunteered in Vietnam, Nepal, India, Peru, Guatemala, and the Philippines amongst others.  Dr. Nguyen sees patients at CHOP, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania.

 
Faculty Appointments
2015 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
09/01/15 – present Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
09/01/15 – present Attending Physician
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
11/15/15 – present Attending Physician
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
04/01/17 – present  Director of Adult Craniofacial Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1999 - 2004 MD - University of Minnesota Medical School
 
1995 - 1999 BS - University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences (Neuroscience)
Magna Cum Laude
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2014 - 2015 Fellowship in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
 
2011 - 2014 Residency in Plastic Surgery
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
 
2010 - 2011 Chief Residency in General Surgery
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
 
2009 - 2010 Residency in General Surgery
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
 
2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
 
2004 - 2007 Internship/Residency in General Surgery
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2008 – present American College of Surgeons
 
2011 – present American Society of Plastic Surgeons
 
2012 – present American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
 
2016 – present American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
 
2016 – present American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (Associate Member)
 
2015 – present American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
 
2015 – present Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
 
Research
10/01/12 Resident Scholarship
 
11/01/08 Breast Reconstruction in a University-Based Public Hospital:
A Prospective Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes
 
07/01/08 Prevention of Radiation Skin Fibrosis by Knockout of MMP-2, -9
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Carroll ME, Roth ME, Voeller RK, Nguyen PD.  Acquisition of oral phencyclidine self-administration in rhesus monkeys: Effect of sex.  Psychopharmacology 149(4):401-408. May 2000.
  2. Desai RI, Neumeyer JL, Paronis CA, Nguyen PD, Bergman J.  Behavioral effects of the R-(+)- and S-(-)-enantiomers of the dopamine D(1)-like partial receptor agonist SKF 83959 in monkeys.  European Journal of Pharmacology 558(1-3):98-106, Mar. 8, 2007.
  3. Nguyen PD, Lin CD, Allori AC, Ricci JL, Saadeh PB, Warren SM.  Establishment of a critical-sized alveolar defect in a rat: a model for human gingivoperiosteoplasty.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 123(3):817-275, Mar. 2009.
  4. Thanik VD, Chang CC, Lerman OZ, Allen Jr RJ, Nguyen PD, Saadeh PB, Warren SM, Levine JP, Coleman SR, Hazen A.  A murine model for studying diffusely injected human fat.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 124(1):74-81, July 2009.
  5. Nguyen PD, Lin CD, Allori AC, Schachar JS, Ricci JL, Saadeh PB, Warren SM.  Scaffold-based BMP-2 therapy in a rat alveolar defect model: Implications for human gingivoperiosteoplasty.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 124(6):1829-1839, Dec. 2009.
  6. Lee JW, Tutela JP, Zoumalan RA, Thanik VD, Nguyen PD, Warren SM, Saadeh PB.  Inhibition of Smad3 expression in radiation-induced fibrosis using a novel method for topical transcutaneous gene therapy.  Archives of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery 136(7):714-719, July 2010.
  7. Lee JW, Zoumalan RA, Valenzuela CD, Nguyen PD, Tutela JP, Roman BR, Warren SM, Saadeh PB.  Regulators and mediators of radiation-induced fibrosis: Gene expression profiles and a rationale for Smad3 inhibition.  Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery 143(4):525-530, Oct. 2010.
  8. Nguyen PD, Tutela JP, Thanik VD, Knobel D, Allen Jr RJ, Chang CC, Levine JP, Warren SM, Saadeh PB.  Improved diabetic wound healing through topical silencing of p53 is associated with augmented vasculogenic mediators.  Wound Repair & Regeneration 18(6):553-559, Nov.-Dec. 2010 (Epub Oct. 18, 2010).
  9. Thanik VD, Chang CC, Zoumalan RA, Lerman OZ, Allen RJ Jr, Nguyen PD, Warren SM, Coleman SR, Hazen A.  A novel mouse model of cutaneous radiation injury.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2011 Feb; 127(2): 560-8
  10. Wetterau M, George F, Weinstein A, Nguyen PD, Tutela JP, Knobel D, Cohen O, Warren SM, Saadeh PB.  Topical prolyl hydroxylase domain-2 silencing improves diabetic murine wound closure.  Wound Repair & Regeneration 19(4):481-486, July 2011 (Epub May 31, 2011).
  11. Sultan SM, Stern CS, Allen RJ Jr, Thanik VD, Nguyen PD, Canizares O, Szpalski C, Saadeh PB, Warren SM, Coleman SR, Hazen A.  Human fat grafting alleviates radiation skin damage in a murine model.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 128(2):363-372, Aug. 2011.
  12. Szpalski C, Nguyen PD, Cretiu Vasiliu CE, Chesnoiu-Matei I, Ricci JL, Clark E, Smay JE, Warren SM.  Bony engineering using time-release porous scaffolds to provide sustained growth factor delivery.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 23(3):638-644, May 2012.
  13. Allen RJ Jr, Canizares O Jr, Scharf C, Nguyen PD, Thank V, Saadeh PB, Coleman SR, Hazen A.  Grading lipoaspirate: Is there an optimal density for fat grafting?  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 131(1):38-45, Jan. 2013.
  14. Li A, Yoon A, Vardanian A, Nguyen PD, Sacks J, Gordon C, Jarrahy R.  Patient rankings: Why patient feedback should affect our delivery of care but not our pay.  Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 98(11):22-23, Nov. 2013.
  15. Allen RJ Jr, Soares MA, Haberman ID, Szpalski C, Schachar J, Lin CD, Nguyen PD, Saadeh PB, Warren SM.  Combination therapy accelerates diabetic wound closure.  PLoS One 9(3):e92667, Mar. 20, 2014.
  16. Nguyen PD, Herrera FA, Roostaeian J, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA, Festekjian JH.  Career satisfaction and burnout in the reconstructive microsurgeon in the United States.  Microsurgery 35(1):1-5, Jan. 2015 (Epub May 9, 2014).
  17. Galanis C, Nguyen PD, Koh J, Roostaeian J, Festekjian J, Crisera C.  Microvascular lifeboats: A stepwise approach to intraoperative venous congestion in DIEP flap breast reconstruction.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 134(1):20-27, July 2014.
  18. Kao KK, Lai LH, Hui BK, Nguyen PD, Martz MG, Bradley JP, Lee JC.  Lateral incisor agenesis predicts maxillary hypoplasia and le fort I advancement surgery in cleft patients.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 134(4 Suppl 1):8-9, Oct. 2014.
  19. Lai LH, Hui BK, Nguyen PD, Yee KS, Martz MG, Bradley JP, Lee JC.  Lateral incisor agenesis predicts maxillary hypoplasia and le fort I advancement surgery in cleft patients. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 135(1):142e-148e, Jan. 2015.
  20. Isaac KV, Koenemann J, Fukasawa R, Qian D, Linhares A, Saber NR, Drake J, Forrest CR, Phillips JH, Nguyen PD.  Optimization of cranio-orbital remodeling: application of a mathematical model.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(5):e416-419, July 2015.
Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Clinical Research Publications, Participation Cited but not by Authorship
  1. Rosenblum G.  Lessons from Vietnam.  Minnesota Medicine 87(12):20-25, Dec. 2004.  (Dr. Nguyen featured in this article.)
Abstracts (Last 3 Years)
  1. Yee KS, Nguyen PD, Andrews BT, Lee JC, Bradley JP.  Decreased secondary bone grafting but poorer midface growth after primary alveolar cleft repair with gingivoperiosteoplasty and rhBMP-2.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 133(4Suppl):975, Apr. 2014.
  2. Kao KK, Lai LH, Hui BK, Nguyen PD, Martz MG, Bradley JP, Lee JC.  Lateral incisor agenesis predicts maxillary hypoplasia and le fort I advancement surgery in cleft patients.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 134(4 Suppl 1):8-9, Oct. 2014.
  3. Segovia LA, Jarrahy R, Taub B, Nguyen P, Siegel N, Ward R, Cuellar J, Hubbard TR. Surgical anthropology and global craniofacial screening and care: preliminary lessons learned.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 134(4 Suppl 1):110, Oct. 2014.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Nguyen PD, Cohen OD, Nadler EP.  Arteriovenous malformations.  Chap. 112 in Ameh E, Bickler S, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh B, Poenaru D (eds.): Paediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for Africa.  Seattle: Spectrum Publishing/ Global HELP, 2010, 101-107.
  2. Canders CP, Nguyen PD, Festekjian JH, Rudkin GH.  Case report: Treatment of a lower extremity lymphocele with intraoperative lymphatic mapping. [Case Report] Eplasty 13:e57, Nov. 7, 2013.
  3. Nguyen PD, Smith DM, Forrest CR.  Craniosynostosis.  Chap. in Bentz, Bauer, Zuker (eds.): Principles and Practice of Pediatric Surgery. London: CRC Press, 2015 (in press).
Alternative Media
  1. The making of a doctor.  Minneapolis Star-Tribune pp E1, 6-7, Mar. 30, 2003.  (Dr. Nguyen featured in this article.)
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
Mar. 2017 Junior Investigator Award for Basic Science Research; American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, 74th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO
 
Aug. 2016 American Society of Plastic Surgeons/Operation Smile International Scholar
 
Aug. 2012 Operation Smile Regan Fellowship
 
June 2011 Teacher of the Year, Chief Resident, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center
 
July 2010 -
June 2011
Academic Chief Resident, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center
 
Apr. 2009  Young Investigator Award: “Mediators of Increased Apoptosis in Stressed Diabetic Fibroblasts: p53 control of Bax and Bcl-2,”Wound Healing Society 19th Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas
 
June 2007 General Surgery Resident Teacher of the Year, New York University Medical Center
 
2004 Victor & Robert Vaughn Scholarship, University of Minnesota Medical School
 
2004 Neal L. and Susan Gault International Study Award, University of Minnesota Medical School
 
1999 Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Grant, University of Minnesota
 
1999 Presidential Scholarship, University of Minnesota
 
1999 National Merit Scholar, University of Minnesota

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